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  •  Well said (7+ / 0-)

    Scapegoatism and racism is driving the Republican rethoric nationally and in places like Alabama and Arizona.

    Obama should not take the Hispanic/Latino vote for granted though. The massive increase in jailings and deportations of undocumented workers in his administration are concerning.

    According to my research undocumented immigrants are either not coming or leaving since they just cannot get jobs in this crappy economy.; an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action 48forEastAfrica - Donate to Oxfam

    by Shockwave on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 05:43:23 PM PDT

    •  Thanks! The Latino Vote (7+ / 0-)

      was decisive in putting Obama in office. All those states that were red in 2004 turned blue in 2008 largely because of the Latino vote.

      Maybe Obama thinks that with the Republicans being so hostile and xenophobic that Latinos will vote for him in spite of their justifiable disappointment and anger. In spite of Congress's intractability, Obama could do much more for the Latino community than he's done. And all the ICE raids and crap are just pulling pages from the Republicans' playbook.

      Obama argues that the reward for enforcement will be support for reasonable immigration reform from the right. Who is he trying to kid? Nothing Obama does is going to get them to do anything he wants. They'd rather shove it to their mom and kids than cooperate with Obama.

      I'm guessing that many Latinos will opt not to vote at all in 2012. When there are no politicians in your corner, why the hell should you be in theirs?

      •  A Republican committee devoted to the Latino vote (2+ / 0-)
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        koNko, Shockwave

        It's little known thus far.  Spread the word...

        It's called the Federal Electoral Campaign Against Latinos.  They are rolling it out right now in states like Arizona and Alabama.  And despite their efforts, they refuse to discuss it publically.

        If you corner a Republican politician and try to ask about party outreach to Latinos, he will only say, "I'm sorry, that's a FECAL matter."

        We were all Newts once. Some of us evolved.

        by Rich N Mdriems on Wed Oct 26, 2011 at 03:26:48 AM PDT

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